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June 28th 2018
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June 21st 2018
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June 7th 2018
Seminar
Atomic scale simulations provide a computational means to study and understand fundamental processes in plasma - surface interactions. These interactions are quite complex, and unraveling them is a highly non-trivial task. Employing state-of-the-art simulation techniques, we gain insight in how these interactions are coupled, and how we may modify them in order to steer the process. In this seminar, I will first introduce the various atomic scale methods at our disposal.
May 31st 2018
Seminar
The salinity difference between river- and sea-water gives rise to a free energy difference of 2kJ per liter river water, which corresponds to a waterfall of 200 meter. This “blue energy” can be harvested fully sustainably in principle, and nowadays also largely in practise with the use of ion-selective membranes or supercapacitors. Most experiments so far involve cold river- and sea water, but our calculations show that warm river water (heated by waste heat) of 50 degrees can double the amount of harvestable blue energy.
May 24th 2018
Seminar
Recently, electrochemistry and the so-called electrification of the chemical industry have gained a prominent position on the agenda of governments, industry and academics. The majority of the research focusses on fundamentals of the electrochemistry and the accompanying selection and optimization of materials. Far less attention is paid to process technological issues such as: scale of operation, overall mass and energy balances, equipment design and economics.

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